Within Course Analytics, we have wonderful data that shows us the activity, communication, submissions, and grades information for each student. This year, as a school, we encouraged students to use Canvas's inbox to communicate with teachers because of the features within Student Analytics. While we are thankful for the visual and documentation of communication, we'd like to add an additional feature.
When you hover over the message icon, we can see the date, and that is helpful. It would be even better (and more convenient) to be able to use the icon as a hyperlink to the message itself.